“Did Jesus reject the Magdalene because she was a sinner? Please let her continue to come. Who knows, perhaps we may succeed in doing her some good. I beg you, do not send her away”
Unable to resist the pleadings of Gemma her aunt gave in and allowed the woman to continue to care for Gemma. Knowing of Gemma’s illness and poverty during this time, Gemma’s other Aunt named Carolina who lived in Camaiore would occasionally send Gemma some money, to help with her medical expenses. Now Gemma, seeking every means possible to help this woman that she may no longer offend God by her sinful way of obtaining money, gave the woman this money on several occasions, even going so far as to pay the womans rent. Adding her fervent prayers to her deeds, she at last snatched the woman from the hands of the devil and obtained the womans conversion. In writing concerning this account several years afterwards, Ven Father Germanus adds that the woman made a general Confession and has since led a good life.